Research & Education

SPONSORS

The Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation and Dr. Dennis Stevens were awarded a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health in 2016 to establish a well-equipped, multi-disciplinary, broadly-supported, and ultimately self-sustaining Biomedical Research Center of Excellence (COE) in Emerging/Reemerging Infectious Diseases at the BVAMC (Award Number P20GM109007).

  • The objective is to discover, develop, and advance novel new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of severe life-threatening infections.
  • COBRE research projects target the pathogenic mechanisms responsible for severe infection caused by an emerging/reemerging Gram-positive toxin-producing pathogen.
  • The COBRE provides support for up to five outstanding junior investigators working to obtain independent funding.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

ACADEMIC

  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
  • BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
  • NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
  • COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

CORPORATE

  • MERCK
  • INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES
  • FOREST LABORATORIES (ACTAVIS)
  • MOLNLYCKE
  • PFIZER 

SOCIETIES AND FOUNDATIONS

  • GUT CHECK FOUNDATION
  • WOUND HEALING SOCIETY

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

INBRE

IVREF participates in the Idaho INBRE Undergraduate Fellowship program by hosting science majors interested in biomedical research for a 10- to 12-week research fellowship.

Selected fellows are paired with our COBRE Junior Investigators who mentor and guide students through intensive basic science research in the laboratory, culminating in a presentation of research findings at the annual Idaho INBRE Conference in Moscow, Idaho. 

Applications are submitted via the Idaho INBRE Undergraduate Fellowship program and are due November 1, 2019.

PAVER (Partnership to Advance Veterans Education in Research)

Similar to the INBRE Fellowship, the PAVER Fellowship provides a "real-life" research experience for Veterans currently enrolled at, or recently graduated from, accredited Idaho universities who may be considering further graduate education and/or a career in biomedical research or related healthcare sciences.

The PAVER Fellowship supports a 10-week mentored, biomedical research opportunity in the basic science laboratory of an established Infectious Disease investigator at the Boise VA Medical Center. The fellowship typically runs from late May to August, though other times may be arranged.

Please contact Micah Roos at Micah.Roos@va.gov for details and application instructions. Applications for 2020 summer fellowships are due January 31st, 2020.